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Washington State University
College of Education

Francene Watson


Francene Watson

Assistant Professor, Career Track
Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education
Pullman campus
Cleveland Hall 327
pullman, WA  99164


Curriculum Vita

Francene Watson is a former high school English and humanities teacher, and continues her work in education on projects connected to environmental sustainability, equity, and wellbeing. She works with preservice teachers in elementary and secondary education focusing on garden education, socio-ecological justice, and community partnerships. She is a graduate of WSU’s Cultural Studies and Social Thought doctoral program.


Dr. Watson’s research focuses on school and community gardens, which is inspired through place-based education, critical pedagogy & allyship, the arts, and community-based action research in the Inland PNW.


Ph.D. in Education, Washington State University, 2012

M.Ed. Education, Western Washington University, 1998

B.A. English, Seattle University, 1993